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14 Colorful Spring Pasta Dishes To Make For Dinner

Lighten up with these easy spring pasta recipes
Apr 16, 2015 3:00 pm

Spring just begs for simple preparations of fresh produce. Pasta called — it wants in on the party, which is great, because it’s invited! Tonight, hit the garden (or supermarket) and take advantage of the delicious marriage of tender vegetables, al dente spaghetti, great olive oil and layers of flavor from citrus, herbs, chilis and spices. We’ve got 14 rainbow-hued recipes to brighten up your table and satisfy your palate. 

12 Asian Recipes To Cook In Under 45 Minutes

Get noodles, rice, stir-fries on the table, fast
Apr 14, 2015 2:00 pm

High-heat stir-frying is a major hallmark of Asian cooking, with the marriage of ginger, garlic and blistering hot oil perfuming your kitchen with one of the finest aromas in all of cooking. Firing up the wok is also a great way to complete dinner in under 45 minutes, prep included. Here, we’ve pulled together some of our favorite Asian recipes, from chicken katsu to mapo tofu — with some salads and raw fish thrown in for good measure.  

Daikon “Ramen” With Skirt Steak Recipe

A favorite root vegetable replaces the noodles
Apr 13, 2015 2:00 pm
daikon ramen with skirt steak

This noodle dish has the consistency and flavor profile of ramen noodles without the, well, ramen. Don’t get me wrong: I used to eat the instant stuff in college; it’s salty and addictively tasty but has the nutritional value of cardboard. Whenever you eat, it’s important to ask yourself, “Is this food going to make me feel good? Is it what my body needs to get me through the day?” If the answer is no, ditch it. By swapping in the daikon here, you’re replacing the empty noodles with a root vegetable that’s rich in vitamin C and low in calories and carbohydrates. If only I had known in college!

 

Taiwanese Pan-Fried Rice Noodles With Pork And Vegetables Recipe

This is one fine way to make a bowl of noodles
Apr 9, 2015 12:00 pm
pan-fried noodles with pork and vegetables (chow mi fan)
Photo: Pete Lee

In Taiwan, many rice-noodle factories are located in the northwestern city of Hsinchu, where the windy and dry climate allows the freshly made noodles to dry quickly. Taiwanese rice noodles are often labeled “Hsinchu rice noodles,” even in U.S. groceries. One of the most famous preparations is a steaming platter of pan-fried rice noodles served for both everyday and special occasions. These delicate noodles stand up surprisingly well to a lot of tossing and turning in the pan; they’re accompanied delightfully by pork and vegetables in this recipe from The Food of Taiwan by Cathy Erway.

8 Essential Bowls Of Ramen In New York City

This is a list to commit to memory
Feb 19, 2015 10:00 am

It’s safe to say that New York City is in the midst of a ramen craze. It’s been a couple of years since the Japanese noodle soup really started to make its mark on the city. And its popularity is understandable: Ramen is accessible, filling, inexpensive and, quite simply, delicious. Capitalizing on the trend, Japanese chefs have opened a number of ramen joints in the past few years, providing locals with a number of new slurping optionsp. As for that “best of” list you've been waiting for? We’ve got you covered here.

21st-Century Tuna Casserole Recipe

Rethink this comfort classic with soba, seared tuna
Jan 28, 2015 11:00 am
seared tuna noodle casserole recipe
Photo: Alexandra Winsby

I cringe to think of my girlfriend’s reaction to me making a classic tuna noodle casserole, but I still love the idea of it. That’s why I decided to revive the old favorite and completely revamp it. This is a Japanese-influenced version with soba noodles and miso cream.

Watch Fung Brothers Devour Everything At Singapore's Famed Hawker Centers

LA comedians hit the road for laksa, chicken rice
Jan 16, 2015 11:00 am

Last time we saw LA-based comedians the Fung Brothers, they were neck-deep in burgers and pastrami fries from LA's famed pastrameria The Hat. Sometimes, though, you just gotta hit the road. And if you're traveling for food, Singapore might as well be your first stop. Do it like the locals do: order a tableful of food and strategically devour. Ready for some prime hawker center porn? 

A Quick Reminder About Why You Should Be Eating A Lot Of Soba Right Now

Think of it as ramen's healthier, tastier cousin
Jan 8, 2015 1:00 pm

As bitter cold sets in pretty much everywhere, meals composed of filling comfort food will become the norm for much of the country. And while many will undoubtedly opt to slurp large bowls of piping hot ramen noodles in various meat and vegetable-based broths, fewer will try out the noodle that we like to call Japan's most underrated: soba. Hear us out for a minute while we tell you why you should consider skipping the former and springing for the latter.

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